Winter 2008

In this Issue

Special Section:
Curriculum Version 2.0—A New Blueprint for Legal Education

A Curriculum of New Realities
The case method is still important, but it will be supplemented by a new emphasis on statutory, regulatory and international sources of law, plus clinical work, interdisciplinary studies and complex problem-solving, and new upper-level programs of study.

Hands On
It’s hard to be cynical in a clinical. Especially now, when there are so many choices.

At Home in the World
Resolved: “No student should graduate from law school without exposure to law beyond the United States.”

Crossing Lines
Law students are increasingly encouraged to explore other disciplines as part of a strong legal education. Harvard’s “calendar reform” will help them do it.


From the Dean
Student Snapshot: Showing Russians—and the rest of us— what “no child left behind” really means
Ask the Professor: For future interests, an interesting future
Theory Into Practice: Generations of Harvard Law students have tried to comprehend the ideas of Roberto Unger. Now, it’s Brazil’s turn.
On the Bookshelves: Jack Goldsmith on the terror presidency; Gabriella Blum LL.M. ’01 S.J.D. ’03 on managing endless conflicts
Hearsay: Faculty short takes
Tribute: Two hall-of-famers leave the diamond
Class Notes Negotiating Africa’s uncivil wars; one lawyer’s gospel truth; our man in Ramadi
Hustings: David Gergen ’67 and Robert Shrum ’68 have been in the innermost circle of American politics. Here, they assess campaign ’08.
In Memoriam: Robert Keeton S.J.D. ’56; Clark Byse
Commitment Sheela Murthy LL.M. ’87
Gallery: When you visit this professor’s office, you get to know him pretty well. Even if he isn’t there.